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About Town: Lighting the Way

Lemon-Lime poles and signs.

There are spiffy new glow-in-the-dark, lemon-lime-colored road signs on Worthen Road now.

The signs and the poles are covered with brilliant reflective material. When automobile headlights approach, it hits the pole and sign, which seems to light up part of the street.  

“It’s a new color recommended by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration,” Police Capt. Joseph O’Leary said. “They’ve gotten away from orange and white cross straps.”

They certainly are colorful -- and brilliant at 10 p.m. 

The ones that are already installed, presumably by the Department of Public Works and Town Engineering, are standing on the sidewalks near and parking lot.

There are a few sections in Lexington that are pretty dark – and that is one. These signs will help.

“Over the years we’ve had a couple of fatal accidents on Worthen Road,” Joe said.

“I think it’s important to note that there are a lot of changes being made to the road,” Joe said. “Those signs are one thing.”

Joe said Police Capt. Manny Ferro worked with Town Engineering creating and finding placement for the signs and relocating cross walks to the safest places, “with an eye getting them in lit areas and where motorists would anticipate people would cross," Joe said.

Joe first saw this eye-popping color in another town a few years ago and was impressed. When I saw them last week I was too.

“I noted that not only was the sign was that bright green, but the post as well,” Joe said. “It draws your attention to the cross walk.”

Yes, it definitely does.

Great work Manny, Town Engineering and DPW workers!  

Patrick Ball July 21, 2012 at 03:42 PM
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Patrick Ball July 21, 2012 at 03:57 PM
Folks, I have deleted comments from Janellen27 and billvill that either violate our Terms of Use or directly refer to a comment that violates our terms of use. Name calling and personal attacks don't add to the conversation and environment we're trying to foster here on Patch. So please, keep your comments clean and at least moderately on topic. -pb
Trollface Buttersworth July 24, 2012 at 10:46 AM
Wow thank you so much Patrick for really sprucing up the classy environment of this forum. I sincerely APPRECIATE your concern for our well being and the sanctity of our eyes and ears. I for one certainly could not STAND for name calling!
Trollface Buttersworth July 24, 2012 at 10:48 AM
Also did you happen to take those photos yourself? That is some incredibly fine photography! You should quit journalism and pursue your real talent. Hats off to you sir I wish I had the skill and dexterity to operate a digital camera the way you do.
Janellen27 July 24, 2012 at 11:26 PM
TO THE POSTERS: I apologize for the upset. A poster who has been harrassing me continually followed me from one town Patch to this town Patch and I called him on it, using terms that are common and acceptable to the world of message boards, but terms that others may not be familiar with, and whose meanings may be misconstrued.

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